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The Rapid's new e-fare system The Wave debuts August 14

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 08-14-2018 under NONPROFITS

Adam Williams has two preferred forms of transportation in Grand Rapids: bus and bike. After a health scare in 2012 when he was 39, Williams took on active transportation as a simple step to improving his health. Today, riding the bus is one of his...

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Public invited to open house highlighting public transit service improvements along Michigan Street corridor

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 07-25-2018 under NEWS

The public is invited to join community, business and civic leaders at an open house Monday, July 30, to learn details about the Aug. 27 launch of plans to significantly improve the Interurban Transit Partnership (“The Rapid”) Route 19...

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ATU members approve new contract

by (jproth1)

Submitted 12-08-2017 under NEWS

After being without a contract for more than twenty-seven months, Amalgamated Transit Union Local 836 which represents most of The Rapids' bus drivers and mechanics voted in favor of a new contract on Thursday. The new contract is a three year...

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Transit union president talks contract disputes with The Rapid

by (jproth1)

Submitted 10-31-2017 under NEWS

It has been over two years that members of the Amalgamated Transit Union local 836 in Grand Rapids, Michigan have been working without a contract. John Rothwell sat down with union president RiChard Jackson to discuss the issues that ATU 836...

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No stopping them now, these Grand Rapids kids are on the move

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 04-20-2017 under NONPROFITS

At The Rapid, we provide more than just transportation. We’re the direct connection to jobs for many individuals. In fact, nearly 80 percent of The Rapid’s passengers board the bus to commute to and from work. We also help people manage...

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The Rapid should make it easy for people to get their change back

by (Emmanuel Zavala)

Submitted 02-28-2017 under OPINION

I got on the bus to get home from high school. I take The Rapid everyday to and from City Middle High School. The bus got to the stop at Plainfield and Knapps at 3:04 so my friends get on the bus and then I got on. I put my student 10-ride bus pass...

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Transit-friendly October events you'll love

by (TheRapid)

Submitted 09-30-2016 under LOCAL LIFE

Ah...autumn! Bring on the crisp weather, sweaters and falling leaves. Get the most out of the month of October by packing your event calendar with fun things to do. Whether it’s taking in the art and culture of the city or doing something...

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East Hills unveils bicycle, pedestrian improvements

by (EHCN)

Submitted 05-31-2016 under NEWS

Eat. Shop. Rock. kicks off this week in East Hills on Thursday, June 2nd in front of ICCF, 920 Cherry St. SE from 6-9 p.m. Join in on the family-friendly fun with free music provided by The Bootstrap Boys and Valentiger. Brewery Vivant beer is...

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Disability Advocates to hold coffee with township supervisors to discuss public transit

by (Disability Advo...)

Submitted 05-10-2016 under PLACE-MATTERS

Disability Advocates of Kent County, Faith in Motion, Concerned Citizens for Improved Transportation, and the Kent County Essential Needs Task Force have joined together to host a five-part coffee series with elected leaders from various levels of...

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Bike co-op launches 1000 Bikes Campaign to provide more rides to community

by (Elizabeth Roger...)

Submitted 04-19-2016 under NEWS

The Spoke Folks, a bicycle cooperative in Grand Rapids, launches its campaign to gather 1000 donated bikes by October 1, 2016. Because Spoke Folks looks to get as many people riding as possible, a large part of their mission is to provide an...

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